IT Pro Tuesday #56

Latency Checker, Developer Podcast, Man Page Resource & More... 

 
Hello IT Pro, 
 
Each week we're updating the full list on our website here. Enjoy. 
 
I was so happy to read this recent review that I just had to share: 
 
The best of the best
I signed up with EveryCloud over a year ago after using one of their competitors that were going down the wrong path. EveryCloud has been nothing but professional in all aspects from their interface, administration ease, support and their pricing is more than reasonable. I would recommend their services to all that were looking for a great company to partner with and at no hesitations. Thank you EveryCloud, keep up the great work that you do, you really care about your customers all throughout your company! Yeah! :)
 
Dale V.
Computer System Solutions
 
But on with this week's tools...! Here are the most-interesting items that have come across our desks, laptops and phones this week. As always, EveryCloud has no known affiliation with any of these unless we explicitly state otherwise.
 
A Free Tool
 
restic is a backup program focused on simplicity—so it's more likely those planned backups actually happen. Easy to both configure and use, fast and verifiable. Uses cryptography to guarantee confidentiality and integrity of the data. Assumes backup data is stored in an untrusted environment, so it encrypts your data with AES-256 in counter mode and authenticates using Poly1305-AES. Additional snapshots only take the storage of the actual increment and duplicate data is de-duplicated before it is written to the storage backend to save space. Recommended by shiitakeshitblaster who says, "I'm loving it! Wonderful cli interface and easy to configure and script."
 
A Tip
 
To rename a file with F2, while still editing the name of that file: 
Hit TAB to tab into the renaming of the next file.
 
Thanks to abeeftaco for this one!
 
Another Free Tool
 
DPC Latency Checker is a Windows tool for analyzing a computer system's ability to correctly handle real-time data streams. It can help identify the cause of drop-outs—the interruptions in real-time audio and video streams. Supports Windows 7, Windows 7 x64, Windows Vista, Windows Vista x64, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 x64, Windows XP, Windows XP x64, Windows 2000. DoTheEvolution recommends it as a preferable way to check system latency, because otherwise you usually "just start to disconnect shit while checking it."
 
A Podcast
 
Software Engineering Radio is a podcast for developers who are looking for an educational resource with original content that isn't recycled from other venues. Consists of conversations on relevant topics with experts from the software engineering world, with new episodes released three to four times per month. a9JDvXLWHumjaC tells us this is "a solid podcast for devs."
 
Yet Another Free Tool
 
TLDR (too long; didn’t read) pages is a community-driven repository for simplifying man pages with practical examples. This growing collection includes examples for all the most-common commands in UNIX, Linux, macOS, SunOS and Windows. Our appreciation goes to thblckjkr for the suggestion.
 
Have a fantastic week and as usual, let me know any comments.
 
Graham | CEO | EveryCloud
 
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